Vintage Farm Table Rescue With Paint
Hi everyone! Last summer I scored an incredible vintage farm table at a yard sale for just $10.00. The once massive table had been cut down to coffee table size, and it also had lots of rusty nails and bits and pieces of old wood attached to it.
I think it may have been used as a work bench in a garage at one time, before it’s amputation. In any event, I fell in love and knew I had to have it.
I had been looking for just this sort of table for my deck, so I snatched it up.
Here’s the table when I first bought it. The top is pretty messed up, as you can see.
But the chunky farm house legs are pretty amazing, aren’t they?
Covered with oil spots and glops of goo. But a funny thing happened over the winter when it was alternately covered and (accidentily) uncovered by a tarp (and therefore exposed to the elements).
The snow and ice somehow cleaned the top right off. I’ve spent all summer trying to decide whether to leave it as is or paint the top.
I went with painting the top and I’m happy with the results.
I dry brushed about a half a bottle of acrylic craft paint onto the surface. This allowed plenty of the dark wood to show through.
I used Green Moss. Then I sprayed it with two coats of acrylic matte finish.
Lastly, I sprayed the entire table top, sides, and legs with Thompson’s Waterproofer. Before winter arrives, I plan to coat the underside with some wood primer to give it further protections.
I think it looks like an authentically aged painted surface and we LOVE that it has extra height because it prevents Xander, our perpetually hungry beagle, from accessing any appetizers or other plates of food. Yea!
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Great looking table Diana and what handsome legs. Love the color you added.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
Looks great Diana!
Such a great old table that you found. I really like what you did to it, the green is perfect on the top. Jo
Isn’t nature wonderful? Cleaned that top right up for you!
Nice catch for the money……
Looks like it might work as a bench on a busy day on the deck…
What’s not to like??!!! Well done……
I have never seen that happen on a piece left outside. Maybe I will try it! After you finish with all the coats of spray sealers, you might consider applying a coat of clear wax to further protect it. Poor Xander. I love the table! Pinning and sharing.
I love the table and the accent of green:) Job well done 🙂
Hi Diana! 🙂
Wow, that table is gorgeous!! I love it and would have snatched it up too!! $10.00, what a steal, and it’s amazing how the winter elements cleaned it up to look so perfectly aged! Love the green craft paint on it.
Your deck looks so inviting.
That’s funny that the height prevents your beagle from getting to the food. We have a pub height table in our kitchen for that very same reason. 😉
I have never seen that Thompson Water Seal in a spray can, what a great idea.
love the table but can I ask why everyone is changing to a blog style that is harder to navigate? This is the third blog that I follow that changed formats so that you have to go “home” to click on the next post… frustrating
Oh, it’s perfect. I love that green you used.
So glad that you decided to paint the top as I so love the finished look….Great job!!!…Looks beautiful on your deck!
What a great score that fits in so well with your needs! Love your color choice. Too funny about your dog! We used to have a labradoodle that would eat anything off of just about everything! I feel your pain!
WOW. I’m loving this table on your deck. Perfect!
What a great score! I love it and dry brushing it was the perfect choice. Absolutely love it!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Love the transformation Diana. Amazing how Mother Nature helped you with the clean up. I also love the color you chose to paint the top – great table. Thanks for sharing at Share It One More Time Cathy